Fresh First

47 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pancakes, Sandwiches, Waffles
1637 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Top Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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I loved it. Everything was delicious.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved that I could order without fear. I got the pancakes, and the chicken and waffles, chicken melt, fruit bowl and grilled chicken sandwich were ordered by my fam. So this place got mixed reviews: of the 5 people in my family, 3 of us liked it (I was so happy with my order), 1 person thought it was o.k., 1 person didn't feel there was enough flavor. So, my recommendation is that if you have non gf people in your family that are not fans of gf food, maybe leave them behind. Being able to order anything on the menu, as a Celiac, is just priceless, and definitely worth a visit! .

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Love!!!I had waffles for the first time in 4 years. It was delicious! I had no allergic reaction after. I will be a frequent customer.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Juice Bar
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Sweet potato burger, Avocado toast, side of bacon, garlicky vege patty, nitro brew, with oatmilk
Chicken salad sandwich (with avocado added), with a side of the potato salad (it was sweet and red potatoes)
Omelet with turkey bacon, peppers, and avocado!
Eggs benedict on GF waffles!!
Chicken waffel
Western omelet Eggs, White Cheddar, Turkey Bacon, Red Peppers, Avocado, and Onions served with a Buttermilk Waffle and Griddled red
Chocolate chip pancakes
Belgian waffle Buttermilk Waffle with Bananas, Walnuts and Butter with a side of Maple Syrup
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Celiac

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If I could give this restaurant more than 5 stars, I absolutely would! It was truly a haven for someone with celiac disease.

I was trying to find a place to eat before we hit the Ft Lauderdale airport, and this gem was only 2.4 miles away so we decided to try it out. It was tucked back in a shopping center, but it was super easy and fast to get to the airport.

I ate there with 3 other people, none of which have any food allergies or concerns. Everyone LOVED their meals!!! After our lunch 1 of my friends actually said, “I was skeptical about trying this place, but I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. It was the softest gluten free bread I’ve ever had.”

I had the chicken salad sandwich, 2 of my fellow travelers had BLT sandwiches, and the other had a chicken and spinach burger.

I wish I lived closer, because I would go back allllllll the time!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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100% GLUTEN FREE!! I had delicious eggs benedict on GF waffles and a yummy smoothie! Server was so friendly and food was great!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great workers very friendly and kind, the eggs where good and the yogurt parfait was bigger then expected. I got the buttermilk waffles and I didn’t like them because they put sage in the batter I wasn’t expecting sage so if you want classic buttermilk waffles not your place.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is a gem! Outstanding service, coffee and food. 100% worth many trips back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is awesome! My only complaint is they don’t have one in Franklin, Tennessee!!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Completely gluten free! I had a delicious chicken salad sandwich on a homemade gluten free bun with a side of sliced apples. Their ginger lemonade was incredible. My husband (not gf) said that the eggs Benedict was also great. I also highly recommend the chocolate chip cookie.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Not a fan. I got the eggs Benedict. The eggs were good, the hollandaise was weird. The buttermilk waffle didn’t taste like any buttermilk waffle I’ve ever eaten. About the time we got to the car the gluten reaction started and lasted most of the day. Not a great way to start the day.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Ate here all week during my stay.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF and delicious fresh food made from scratch. Can't ask for much more.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times and had a great, GF meal. They don’t use microwaves or fryers. The wait staff wear “celiac green” shirts. They have vegan options and they serve a wide range of breakfast and dinner options. It’s a small seating area so you may need to wait but trust me, it’s worth it.

Update 12/2021 - still a great and safe place to eat!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Restaurant is 100% gluten free and had great breakfast choices. The waffle that they serve with the eggs, or as the bread in a bacon, egg & cheese was a highlight.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was pretty good. Busy area. (No one wearing masks). We sat at one of only 2 tables outside. Savory waffles, pretty good eggs. French press coffee. Everything is gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food and great service. 100% gluten free!! Easy and safe

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Most incredible food we've had in a long time. Want to franchise it, that yummy! It was soooooo good. Our son just got diagnosed celiac so we're new to GF and were excited all their food was excellent.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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AMAZING! The food was delicious, the whole menu is gluten free. There are plenty of options. I had the eggs Benedict over waffles and chicken sausage. I could’ve ate two servings.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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OFF THR CHARTS, AMAZING FOOD! We’re visiting from Ohio, eating breakfast/lunch here every day. Just had it sent by DoorDash to our hotel. All gluten free, pick anything off the menu. French press coffee... can’t beat it. Did I mention the food? OMG!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We went here for breakfast while on vacation in the area and it was amazing! It was so great to have an entirely gluten free menu so everything on the menu was truly on the menu. We had the eggs Benny, chicken salad sandwich and the quinoa bowl, all of which were awesome. Service was also really great with very friendly people.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and dedicated gluten free restaurant.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food, service and the whole place is GF

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing experience!!! The whole menu is gluten free and safe for people with celiac. We got the chicken burger, chicken salad melt, and a smoothie. All food tasted great and staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Quick service as well. Will definitely be returning.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Unbelievably fantastic food!! So thankful for this “haven for celiacs”!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I went with a group of people and everyone disliked the food flavors. Definitely unusual under seasoned textures and tastes. My meal was the vegan waffles with potatoes and veggie patties. Everything was mushy and the flavors did not work.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free restaurant with vegan options. I had the western omelette that came with a side of potatoes and a waffle. My daughter had the avocado waffle toast and a smoothie. I wasn’t crazy about the potatoes but everything else was delicious. The omelette was seasoned perfectly.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place for celiacs. Not too many places that are 100% GF. Overall, food was just okay. I think I really had my hopes up for this restaurant and it really didn’t deliver. My family visited for breakfast. I would be interested to try the lunch but my non celiac family members won’t go back. They are normally great about eating GF with me but they disliked everything here. The Belgian waffles were decent to me, omelet was good and I even could eat the chocolate chip pancakes. Red potatoes were hard to eat, yuck. I think it’s a great safe restaurant for celiacs but missed the mark for our family.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free. This was a staple for my visit to Fort Lauderdale. So nice for on the go breakfast/lunch! Love the waffle bread!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent and safe for celiac

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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100% GF. “Safe haven for Celiacs” is the motto here. Great menu choices.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious!!! Friendly, helpful staff and great service :) One of the best gluten free meals I had in a while. Everything is 100% gluten free and they have vegan options to! Definitely recommend for celiacs.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great service, great food.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered burgers and Chicken Sandwiches. The food quality was amazing, everything was so good and so fresh. Would definitely go back!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had breakfast here and I had such a great experience! Everything was delicious and service was great. I’ll be back if I ever get the chance.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was flavorful. Great portion size- not too big now too small. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Whole menu is GF and that’s usually not the case. Really well done. Food was great. Make their own GF bread too.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing. So hard fo find a dedicated gluten free facility and this blew us away. Everything was incredible from the food to the service. We even ordered to go food to stock up while we are on vacation! We had the western omelette, eggs Benedict, cold brews and green juices. Ordered chicken salad sandwiches to go! Fresh food, amazing juices and smoothies and great atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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SO GOOD!! The waffle egg sandwich was amazing and the eggs benny was a chose second. The potato pancakes on the side were also delicious

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Food is great. They are super safe for celiacs and they are always asking about dietary restrictions even beyond that and they cater to your needs. I love this place! I only wish they were open more hours.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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SO good. Wow! The sweet potato hash was incredible. Waffles and omlette super tasty. Everything is gluten free and you can get cookies, bread, granola to go too! Highly recommend.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Excellent food. I had ground chicken on a bun with cranberries avocado cheese and side salad. Generous portions. Reasonable. Too full to order yummy desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This restaurant was terrific. The food was great and the service amazing. They are invested in the restaurant-So knowledgeable and giving. They made us a small baguette to try. We ended up buying a loaf to take home. It tasted like regular bread! We will definitely be back!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was delicious. I love their gf/v waffles and omelets.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My sandwich and slaw were awesome. My husband devoured his sandwich and potato salad too and he’s not gluten free. The buns are so good we bought extras to take along on our vacation to the Keys. I’m also soy free and they were very attentive to that with my order. Wish there was a location near my house!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place! Everything is gluten free. A safe place to eat that is very much appreciated while on vacation. Got the chicken burger for lunch and the western omelette for breakfast the next day. Recommend both!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This was an excellent meal! Cant wait to come back. Everything is gluten free. Nice to feel safe and yummy to boot. Great, friendly service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing! Every single thing was GF. Such a great dining experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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